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Library Media Curriculum Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Lesson Plans

Strand 1:

Reading to pursue intellectual, personal, and emotional growth for life

Standard 1:

Build reading behaviors for lifelong learning and enjoyment of reading.
  • Book Recommendations with Podcasts
    Students will be able to create a podcast in which they describe a book and the reasons they recommend that someone should read it.
  • Know Your Literature Genres
    The various genres and subgenres are presented to the students using a video and presentation, and use of examples of several fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books. Then, using a mixed-genre set of books, and the notes they took during the presentation, students will identify the genres represented in each set.

    After students finish reading a book independently, they will use what they learned from the presentation to identify the book's genre in their book reviews for their ELA teacher.

  • Memoir with El Deafo (Grade 6-8)
    Introduce middle school students to reading through the use of graphic novels. Students will follow different themes in the novel citing quotes to support the different themes in the book.
  • Reading Engagement 3: Book Talks
    In this lesson students will learn how to present a book talk, and prepare to give a book talk.
  • Reading Engagement Lesson 1: Interests & Reading Survey
    In this lesson students will complete a reading survey to Students will become aware of their Reader Identity - reading preferences, habits, strengths, weaknesses, and attitudes.
  • Reading Engagement Lesson 2: Speed Book Dating
    In this lesson there will be books placed on tables around the library with questionnaires for students to answer in the format of "speed dating" to help students choose a book matching their interests and reading level.
  • You are an Independent Reader
    Students will be given an introduction to the library layout and how to find books in the library catalog. They will understand strategies for choosing books for independent reading. Students will begin researching the various methods provided by teachers to present knowledge of a book at the end of the school year, why the selected it, and what other books they plan on reading next.


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